Atmosphere, Mac Lethal, Psalm One
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, September 14)
Calling all backpackers! Rhymesayers posse Atmosphere, Mac Lethal and Psalm One bring the hiphop sound of the Midwest to the Phoenix for half the price of a Tribe Called Quest ticket.
John Prine, Dan Reeder
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (September 16)
Folk great John Prine returns with his middle-aged protege, Dan Reeder, in tow for a relaxing evening at Massey Hall. See feature, page 57.
Centre of Gravity(1300 Gerard East), Sunday (September 17)
Reclusive outsider Sterling R. Smith, aka Jandek, makes his first-ever Toronto appearance performing on two Korgs (no guitar!) at a theatre where Houdini is said to have performed. Watch out for the trap door. See T.O. Music Notes, page 79.
A Tribe Called Quest
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Sunday (September 17)
Everybody knew the Tribe Called Quest reunion wouldn't come cheap, but clearly there are enough hardcore fans to sell out the Kool Haus, even at $60.75 (plus service charges) a pop.
Dengue Fever, Ohbijou, Your Band Sucks
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Monday (September 18)
Cali-bodian psych-rock crew Dengue Fever tear it up old-school-style at Sneaky Dee's with rising orch-pop threat Ohbijou. See feature, page 61.
Elizabeth Shepherd Trio, Movement DJs
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Wednesday (September 20)
Making a triumphant return after rocking the UK's Jazz Café, the Elizabeth Shepherd Trio show off the dance-jazz jams from their hot Start To Move (Do Right!) disc. See cover story, page 58.